Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Blush Hedgie

When I first saw today's color challenge on SCS (to use blush blossom, groovy guava, and basic grey), I was a little stumped. I've never actually used Blush Blossom Cardstock before...but I use that color ink all the time to color hedgies and to use as skin color on people stamps. So, I decided to pull out some of my hedgie images that I've received from my friends on the PIF (Pay It Forward) Stamped Images thread.

Once I found the hedgie that I wanted to use, then I got excited. I thought, "Okay, this will work." THEN I got even more excited when I realized I could use my new Afternoon Tea DP again because Groovy Guava is one of the colors in the DP. Pairing basic grey with the blush and guava was throwing me at first. I think I would have been more inclined to pick Chocolate Chip to go with Blush and Guava....but....I really like the grey. It ties right into the hedgie since he's colored in shades of black and grey.

Thank you, Mimi (AJITZI), for the Penny Black images!!! I really love this one because it also has daisies, which are my favorite flowers.

Another little side note....I'm lovin' my Warm Grey Copic Markers! They're just perfect for shading things that you want to look "white." Love, love, LOVE 'em!

Recipe ~
Stamps: Penny Black Message From Above, Papertrey Mixed Messages
Paper: Textured Blush Blossom, Afternoon Tea DP, Basic Grey, White
Ink: Black, Groovy Guava, Blush Blossom, Soft Sky; Copics: Olive Grey, Warm Grey #1, Warm Grey #3, and Warm Grey #5
Accessories: Blush Flower Brads, Dimensionals, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch
Technique: Watercoloring
Notes: The hedgie panel with the grey and blush frame is up on dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Anonymous said...

Hey Neighbor!!! WOWie, this is such a cute card today!!! I totally love what you've done with it. That hedgie image is so cute! It looks great with the Afternoon Tea designer paper. Nice job coloring him too! TFS

Enjoy the sunshine today!! (rest of the week is gonna get better!!)

JAR said...

A perfect card for today's tough challenge colors! So fun and cute!

Silke said...

Denise - you have created another beautiful card and the image is just way tooooo cute!!! You alway do a fab job on the coloring!!!!

Just wanted to let you know that I have given you an award and girl you deserve it big time!!!
Hope you'll stop by to pick it up...


LeAnne said...

Denise, this little image is adorable!! What a great card you've made!!

Janice M said...

Awesome Job! I love how you shade things in your coloring! I like the little half circles with the brads.

Speedystamper said...

Hi Denise -
What a LOVELY blog you have! I am really impressed by this card - you put this color challenge together so beautifully. The Hedgie was a the perfect image to work with!! TFS!

Sandy said...

Super cute card Denise. Love the color combination!! I would have grabbed chocolate chip instead of Basic Gray too, but it works great. Love the image.